This is my personal thoughts, opinions and musings place. I will also rant about things, especially politically-correct things that irritate me. And sci-fi. Did I mention sci-fi? There'll be lots of sci-fi stuff here. And movies, too. Mmmmm... Movies

Friday, February 17, 2006

Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me!

I have just realized that The Mad Perseid blog is now over one year old, and has had over ten thousand hits! Thank you all for making this thing a bigger success than I thought possible, and I appologize for the prolonged absences. Sometimes, life gets in the way. Woo hoo!

And to celebrate, here're a few of my favourite Stargate: SG1 quotes:

O'Neill: "Captain, how do you know where to go in a place like this?"
Carter: "I studied the Tokra specs while we were on Vorash."
O'Neill: "You sure know how to have a good time."
Carter: "Having a good time now, sir."
O'Neill: "You go, girl!"

Jackson: "Teal'c, what is that?"
Teal'c: "A Goa'uld long-range visual communications device. Much like your television, but more advanced."
O'Neill:(TV Version) "Mmmm... Goa'uld TV..."
O'Neill:(DVD Version) "But does it get Showtime?" I've been told that that's the original quote, but it was changed to the other one when the SciFi channel took SG1 over from Showtime.

Teal'c: (Seeing a Jaffa fiddle with a mothership control) "O'Neill! Prepare yourself for..."
(Ship drops out hyperspace suddenly and O'Neill does the Dark Helmet bit from Spaceballs and flies head first into a bulkhead)
Teal'C: "...extreme deceleration!"
O'Neill: "Yeah, thanks, Teal'c."

Carter: "You know, you blow up one sun, and suddenly everyone expects you to walk on water."

Baal: "Do you not know the pain you will suffer for your impudence?"
O'Neill: "I don't know the meaning of the word. Seriously. 'Impudence'. What does it mean?"

Jackson: "What happened to you?"
O'Neill: "Carter."
Jackson: "She attacked you?"
O'Neill: "No, she tried to seduce me."
Jackson: "You... poor man."

O'Neill: "I come up with the Lost City, we go find it, yes or no?"
Kinsey: "No!"
O'Neill: (Looks at Dr. Weir) "Who are you, really, and why are you here?"
Dr. Weir: "I'll consider it."

Jacob/Selmac: "Jack, this ship will never fly again. I'd saying having the Supreme Commander of the Asgard Fleet owe you one is more important."
O'Neill: "Yeah. OK, the next mothership, we keep!"

O'Neill: (Sees Anubis' throne) "Nice!"
Jacob/Selmac: "Are you seriously considering salvaging this ship?"
O'Neill: "Why yes, yes I am."
Jacob/Selmac: "Jack, this ship belonged to Anubis."
O'Neill: "Excellent!"
Jacob/Selmac: "What if this is a Trojan Horse?"
O'Neill: (Waves his hands in the air) "Well, apparently, they did it wrong."

McKay: "Has a flair for the dramatic, doesn't he?"
Carter: "Yeah, pretty much all the Goa'uld are like that."
McKay: "But why wait? Why does the guy show up two days after this started to do his whole 'Prepare to meet your doom' bit?"
Carter: "I don't know. Maybe he wanted to make sure it was going to work first."
McKay: "That would be emberrasing, wouldn't it? 'Nothing can stop the destruction I bring upon you.' Then the gate shuts down. 'Oops, never mind!'"
Carter: "Yeah, well, that didn't happen, and we forty eight hours left."

Carter: "Why are you telling me this?"
McKay: "Just trying to bond."
Carter: "Why?"
McKay: "Hospital gowns turn me on."

Baal: "That one."
Jacob/Selmac: "How do you know?"
Baal: (Smirks) "I'm a God, all knowing."

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Well, I'm still alive!

Woo hoo!!!!!!

No, just kidding! I had a crazy work schedule over the last month or so, working nights, sleeping days, so nothing much of anything got done, not even blogging. Bah humbug! At least that's over with now, and there won't be any more graveyard shifts anymore. I hope.

Any, Yu the Great celebrated his 40th birthday by relaxing and working through the night. Oh well, there'll be other 40th birthdays, I suppose. Nothing much lost. LOL! It's just a day, people, nothing to get excited about. Now, the day of your death, now that's something to get excited about. Either you learn all the secrets of the Universe(including who's got my Klingon Academy game CD), or you drop into the abyss of nothingness forever.

I have a couple of ideas about new blogging posts, so hopefully I'll get to that soon.

Hope to see you soon again.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Monday, January 23, 2006

It's Canada's Election Day

Do you know where you vote is?

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Monday, January 16, 2006

The need for editing

I don't entirely know how I came across it, but I was reading the FreeDictionary article about Ivan the Terrible, which itself is a copy from Wikipedia. One part of the article that hammered home the need for better editing talked about how Ivan the Terrible was so impressed with a cathedral that he blinded the architects to make sure they didn't build anything better. Then the article goes on to say, "Other less positive aspects of this period..." That just struck me as hilarious. I know they're talking about all the good things Ivan may have done, but you just can't help but connect it with the blinding of architects bit.

Edit people, please edit.

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Saturday, January 14, 2006

It's a strange world out there

First, we have this story about a 'vampyre' wanting to become Governor of Minnesota. He also wants to impale captured terrorists in front of the state Capitol building. Seems he doesn't quite understand why civilized countries don't create public spectacles out of such things. He also hates “God the Father”, but not His followers and worships Satan. Well, I suppose, why not. In this promiscuous and permissive world, if a woman can marry a dolphin, why can't some Devil-worshipper run for governor and beyond?

Next, we have a story about an elderly woman running her car off the road and being stuck for several days. She was reported missing, but the police didn't even know where to start looking, because her crashed was completely hidden from view. She was finally rescued when a truck driver, who sat much higher than normal car drivers, finally spotted her car stuck in some blackberry bushes and called for rescue. The old lady survived for all those days by sponging up the condensation on her windshield and windows and drinking it. Way to go, lady, great job! The irony is that her car was full of groceries, but she couldn't reach them.

It turns out that I may be a bit of a pervert. When I first read that first story, all I could think after I finished silently congratulating her for her quick thinking and being thankful that it all turned out quite well was, “Mmmmm.... blackberries..... Mmmmmm......”.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Holy crap, it's Friday the 13th!

And I didn't even realize it all day. So, here's a bit of info on the whole Friday the 13th superstition. And, if you're really curious, you can also read up on the movie series, Friday the 13th, just for kicks and giggles.

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Forgive Your Enemies

The Sunday's sermon was titled Forgive Your Enemies.

Toward the end of the service, the minister asked, "How many of you have forgiven your enemies?" 80% held up their hands. The Minister then repeated his question. All responded this time. . . except one small elderly lady.

"Mrs. Jones? Are you not willing to forgive your enemies?"

"I don't have any." She replied, smiling sweetly.

"Mrs. Jones, that is very unusual. How old are you?"

"Ninety-eight." she replied.

"Mrs. Jones, would you please come down in front and tell us all how a person can live ninety-eight years and not have an enemy in the world?"

The little sweetheart of a lady tottered down the aisle, faced the congregation, and said . . .

"I outlived the bitches."

Stolen directly from The Median Sib blog! All hail The Median Sib!

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Quantum computers, is it?

I just found this news article, and I have to say that the headline is quite a bit misleading. “Researchers Develop Quantum Processor” Well, it sounds great, but is actually pretty misleading. They didn't develop a processor, so far as I can tell, they just developed a quantum chip. And when I say “just”, I don't mean that in any kind of derogatory way. Hell, a “quantum” chip, people! That's a hell of an accomplishment. And way beyond me, I'm afraid. “With quantum mechanics, an object can be in two places at the same time, as long as you don't look at it...” I don't even understand that!

But my understand, or lack thereof, isn't at issue here. The issue is the headline. Or does Yahoo, or whoever wrote the articule, not understand the difference between “chip” and “processor”? Sure, one day it can lead to a quantum processor, but I don't think it's there yet, so why call it what it's not?

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